Investigating forces

Form 3 designed an experiment to reach conclusions about forces.

In English this week, Form 3 have been researching famous pirates such as Blackbeard and Anne Bonny and finding out what it would have been like to be a pirate. The children organised the information they discovered and have been writing some very informative reports about pirates of the past, using paragraphs and subheadings to aid the flow of their writing.

In Maths the children have been identifying 3d shapes by name and shape property. They applied this knowledge by identifying objects found in the classroom and beyond, discussing the object's purpose and why the specific shape had been chosen.

In Humanities, the children continued to develop their map skills and used map symbols found on Ordnance Survey maps to design their own island. The children added symbols for a variety of natural and human features to their island map and explained why they had chosen them.

In Science, we have continued to learn about forces by investigating how far a variety of objects travelled when pushed down a slope. Form 3 discussed the importance of a ‘fair test’, variables and the need to record results accurately. The children designed the experiment as a class and agreed on the test conditions to ensure that each group’s results could be used to form accurate conclusions.